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    Default Re: Americanisation of Categories

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    Yes lets call them



    The 1917-1918 war

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    The 1941 -1945 war.
    I was once in group with a US speaker who said, "In 1940, before the war". As we were in UK and he was about to talk about Dunkirk....
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    Default Re: Americanisation of Categories

    Quote Originally Posted by 20sent06 View Post
    Nice one!

    Well, I blame Noah Webster for messing up the English 'English' as it is... but hey ho, back to the point: Many of our categories have a definite American bias which suggests that the 'expert' here might hail from that part of the world... typically blind to the rest of the world just like their leader!


    Oh! I wasn't aware this was going to get political. Frankly, if I want to get into all that sort of thing I just slide on over to Facebook. There seems to be no shortage of political bickering over there.

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    Oh! I wasn't aware this was going to get political. Frankly, if I want to get into all that sort of thing I just slide on over to Facebook. There seems to be no shortage of political bickering over there.
    leave em too it, the English still think there better than every one else the empire died 100 years ago , what did they think when they forced there mix of several languages on every one else , english is a mixture of Celt,brethonic , Anglo Saxon, Norman. and who ever else popped over, in another 30 years we will have Asian influences, Americanisation will be the nearest form of so called English left.
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    Oh dear! Doesn't take much to bring things out from the woodwork, does it?

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    Concerning the 12th Century theory mooted earlier: The rulers and nobility spoke French; the Flemish traders had not quite perfected "Anglisch" and it was many centuries before the top brass lowered themselves to speaking any form of it. (this is why so many know that "hound" is English but do not realise that "dog" is French)

    "expert" may be defined as follows - an "ex" is a has-been and a "spurt! is a drip under pressure.....if you remember that, you'll know why things go wrong!


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    Default Re: Americanisation of Categories

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    Oh dear! Doesn't take much to bring things out from the woodwork, does it?

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    Concerning the 12th Century theory mooted earlier: The rulers and nobility spoke French; the Flemish traders had not quite perfected "Anglisch" and it was many centuries before the top brass lowered themselves to speaking any form of it. (this is why so many know that "hound" is English but do not realise that "dog" is French)

    "expert" may be defined as follows - an "ex" is a has-been and a "spurt! is a drip under pressure.....if you remember that, you'll know why things go wrong!

    cant really see the point in your post but it does confirm what i say ,if you like a in depth study in english of english i could oblige or perhaps youd prefer the medium of welsh, are you rusty in Cymraeg ?the over tones of Latin perhaps, thats the price you pay for forsaking your country for gain,

    "spurt! is a drip under pressure. is that supposed to be funny a play on my shop name you have a good memory not used that for years, any time you want to play just let me know
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